Awards and Recognition

2016

  • Best Local Investment Bank in Nigeria - 2016

    Best Local Investment Bank 2016
    EMEA Finance African Banking Awards

    FBN Capital was awarded ‘Best Local Investment Bank’ at EMEA Finance’s 9th African Banking Awards. The award was given to FBN Capital for differentiating itself by driving growth and facilitating the successful conclusion of transactions despite tightening headwinds in Nigeria’s financial services sector and across other sectors of the nation’s economy.
  • Best Asset Manager in Nigeria - 2016

    Best Asset Manager in Nigeria 2016
    EMEA Finance African Banking Awards

    FBN Capital Asset Management Limited was awarded ‘Best Asset Manager’ at the 2016 EMEA Finance Banking Awards organized by EMEA Finance Magazine. EMEA Finance is a prestigious magazine publication that delivers compelling and relevant reportage on financial events, happenings and achievements in the financial community across Europe, Middle East and Africa.
  • Best Managed Funds - Money Market - 2016

    Best Managed Funds – Money Market Funds
    BusinessDay Annual Banking Awards 2016

    FBN Capital Asset Management Limited was awarded ‘Best Managed Funds – Money Market’ by BusinessDay, a leading provider of business intelligence and information in West Africa. The award was conferred at the BusinessDay Annual Banking Awards 2016 to recognize financial institutions that have distinguished themselves in the delivery of value- adding, and innovative products.
  • Best Managed Funds - Equity - 2016

    Best Managed Funds – Equity-Based Funds
    BusinessDay Annual Banking Awards 2016

    FBN Capital Asset Management Limited was awarded ‘Best Managed Funds – Equity’ by BusinessDay, a leading provider of business intelligence and information in West Africa. The BusinessDay Banking Awards 2016 is organised annually in recognition of competition and innovation in one of the fastest growing markets in the country.
  • Best Africa Investment Bank - 2016

    Best Africa Investment Bank 2016
    Africa Investor Infrastructure Investment Awards

    FBN Capital Limited received the prestigious ‘2016 Best Africa Investment Bank Award’ by Africa Investor Group at the Ai Capital Market & Index Series Awards 2016, a leading international investment and communications firm. The award was in recognition of the nature, complexity, and size of deals delivered by the firm.
  • Most Innovative Bank - 2016

    Most Innovative Bank in Nigeria 2016
    Global Finance World’s Best Investment Bank Awards

    FBNQuest  received the award for ‘Most Innovative Bank in Nigeria 2016’ at the Global Finance World’s Best Investment Bank Awards for the role it played as the Lead Arranger for an array of syndicated loans for Seven Energy International to finance its Accugas Natural Gas project.
  • Best Investment Bank - 2016

    Best Investment Bank in Nigeria 2016
    Global Finance World’s Best Investment Bank Awards

    FBNQuest was recognized as the ‘Best Investment Bank in Nigeria 2016’ at the Global Finance World’s Best Investment Bank Awards for the fifth year running. This was given in recognition of the key role the firm played in major power and Infrastructure deals in 2015.
  • Best Refinancing in Africa - 2016

    Best Refinancing in Africa
    EMEA Finance Achievement Awards

    FBN Capital Limited received the ‘Best Refinancing in Africa’ at EMEA Finance Achievement Awards for the role it played in the refinancing of Accugas Limited’s existing USD225 Million, Accugas II and USD160 Million Accugas III Facilities via a USD385 Million Refinancing Facility.
  • Deal of The Year Africa - 2016

    Deal of the Year, Africa
    The Banker Deals of the Year

    FBN Capital Limited was awarded the prestigious ‘Deal of the Year, Africa’ at The Banker Deals of the Year Awards; an annual award ceremony that recognizes top financial institutions in the world. The award was given to FBN Capital Limited for the Accugas IV, Seven energy secured term loan and revolving working capital facility. 

2015

  • Africa Deal of The Year - 2015

    Africa Deal of the Year – Acquisition of Oasis Insurance by FBN Insurance
    M & A Atlas Awards 2015

    FBN Capital Limited has been awarded the Africa Deal of the Year at this year’s edition of the M&A Atlas Awards for its role in the Acquisition of Oasis Insurance by FBN Insurance. The awards were organized by the Global M&A Network at the Park Lane Hotel in London, UK on the 30th of April 2015.
  • Oil & Gas Analyst of The Year Africa - 2015

    African Best Oil & Gas Analyst of the Year Award – Rolake Akinkugbe
    Energy & Corporate Africa 2015

    Rolake Akinkugbe was recognized for Best African Oil & Gas Analyst of the Year as well as the Most Valuable Player on the Oil Patch for her commitment to the Oil & Gas industry.
  • Most Valuable Player On The Oil Patch - 2015

    Most Valuable Player on the Oil Patch Award – Rolake Akinkugbe
    Energy & Corporate Africa 2015

    FBN Capital’s Head of Energy and Natural Resources, Ms. Rolake Akinkugbe has also been recognized by Energy & Corporate Africa as the Best African Oil & Gas Analyst of the Year, as well as the Most Valuable Player on the Oil Patch for her commitment to the oil & gas industry through her display of knowledge, the provision of industry insights and analysis which has helped governments and organizations maximize investment opportunities and manage risk.
  • Best Investment Bank in Nigeria - 2015

    Best Investment Bank In Nigeria – FBN Capital Limited
    Global Finance Awards 2015

    FBN Capital has won the Global Finance Magazine award for Best Investment Bank in Nigeria for four consecutive years, and was recently awarded the Africa Oil and Gas Deal of the Year for the Oando Energy Resources US$350 million Conoco Phillips assets acquisition at the prestigious IJGlobal Europe & Africa Awards earlier this year.
  • Best Investment Bank in Nigeria (Intercontinental) - 2015

    Best Investment Bank In Nigeria 2015 – FBN Capital Limited
    Intercontinental Finance Global Awards 2015

  • Best Investment Bank in Africa - 2015

    CEO Infrastructure Investment Summit & Infrastructure Investment Awards 2015.
    Best Investment Bank in Africa

    In recognition of its successful role as the lead arranger of the major deals in power and infrastructure within the last year, FBNQuest has been awarded the prestigious ‘Best Africa Investment Bank’ for 2015 by the Africa Investor Group, a leading international investment and communications firm.
    CEO Infrastructure Investment Summit & Infrastructure Investment Awards 2015. 3 June 2015, Table Bay Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa

2014

  • Africa Oil and Gas Deal Of The Year - 2014

    IJGlobal Deal of the Year Africa 2014
    Deal of the year 2014

    FBN Capital Limited has been awarded the ‘Africa Oil and Gas Deal of the Year Award’ for the Oando Energy Resources $350 million Conoco Phillips assets acquisition deal. The award was conferred at the IJGlobal Europe & Africa Awards 2014, organized by the Infrastructure Journal & Project Finance Magazine 

  • Best Asset Manager in Nigeria - 2014

    EMEA Finance Africa Banking Awards - Best Asset Manager in Nigeria 2014

    FBN Capital Asset Management recently emerged the best Asset Manager in Nigeria at the Africa Banking Awards 2014 organised by EMEA Finance Magazine, which took place on the 4th of December 2014 at the Law Society in London, United Kingdom.

    The company was recognised for its impressive performance in the period under review where assets under management experienced a double digit increase. According to EMEA Finance Magazine, “This award is in recognition of the milestones and accomplishments recorded by the company within the review period. What is particularly impressive is the 200% growth rate in Assets under Management (AUM) across the mutual funds.”

     

  • Dealmaker of the Year - 2014

    EMEA Finance Achievements Awards 2014 – Dealmaker of the year

    Patrick Mgbenwelu, Director and Head Projects and Structured Finance at FBN Capital was recognized for his role in the successful deals that were closed in the period under review
  • Best Energy Infrastructure Deal in Africa 14

    EMEA Finance Magazine Project Finance Awards 2014- Best Energy Infrastructure Deal in EMEA

    FBN Capital Limited received awards for Best Energy Infrastructure Deal in EMEA for their role in the financing and acquisition of the entire issued share capital of East Horizon Gas Company Limited by Accugas a subsidiary of Seven Energy.  EHGC was established by Oando Plc with the intention of constructing and operating an 18-inch, 128 km gas pipeline that connects with the Obigbo-Alscon pipeline at Ukanafun to supply gas to an industrial offtaker located in Mfamosing, Cross River State, and to meet the needs of other industrial users in the Calabar region.  Seven Energy’s acquisition of EHGC is in line with its strategic plans to expand its gas infrastructure assets in the south east Niger Delta.

  • Best Energy Infrastructure Deal in EMEA - 2014

    EMEA Finance Magazine Project Finance Awards 2014- Best Project Finance Deal in Africa

     

    FBN Capital Limited received awards for Best Project Finance Deal in Africa for the financing of projects with EMTS (Etisalat). FBN Capital was the Joint Financial Adviser to Etisalat’s US$1.25bn Loan Facility to fund the addition of 924 BTS sites. FBN Capital and Citigroup Global Markets, together as 'Financial Advisers', were mandated by Etisalat to raise financing to refinance its existing $650mm senior debt facility, and finance needs for its network deployment plan across Nigeria.

  • Best Energy Infrastructure Deal in EMEA - 2014

    EMEA Finance Magazine Project Finance Awards 2014- Best Energy Infrastructure Deal in Africa

    FBN Capital Limited, has once again been acknowledged by EMEA Finance Magazine for its efforts in the successful financing of projects in the Oil & Gas sector. FBN Capital received the award for Best Energy Infrastructure Deal in Africa for the financing of East Horizon Gas Company’s pipeline construction. East Horizon Gas Company Limited (EHGCL) secureda debt financing of N10 billion through FBN Capital with the intention of constructing and operating an 18-inch, 128 km gas pipeline that connects with the Obigbo-Alscon pipeline at Ukanafun to supply gas to an industrial offtaker located in Mfamosing, Cross River State, and to meet the needs of other industrial users in the Calabar region.
  • ICT&Telecoms Deal of The Year -2014

    Africa Investor Infrastructure Investment Awards 2014: ICT/Telecoms deal of the year

    FBN Capital Limited recently received recognition at the 2014 edition of the Africa Investor Infrastructure Investment Awards for the ICT/Telecoms deal of the year: Emerging Markets Telecommunications Limited. FBN Capital was the Joint Financial Adviser to Etisalat’s US$1.25bn Loan Facility to fund the addition of 924 BTS sites. FBN Capital and Citigroup Global Markets, together as 'Financial Advisers', were mandated by Etisalat to raise the funding required for the refinancing of the company’s existing $650mm senior debt facility, and finance the needs for its network deployment plan across Nigeria.
  • Best Investment Bank in Nigeria - 2014

    Best Investment Bank in Nigeria 2014
    Global Finance

    In 2014, FBN Capital was announced as the Best Investment Bank in Nigeria by Global Finance for the 3rd consecutive year.
  • Telecoms Deal of The Year - 2014

    Telecoms Deal of the Year: Etisalat 2014
    Euromoney Project Finance

    FBN Capital FBN Capital was recognized by Euromoney Project Finance for its role as the Joint Financial Adviser to Etisalat’s US$1.25bn Loan Facility. FBN Capital and Citigroup Global Markets, together as "Financial Advisers", were mandated by Etisalat to raise financing to refinance its existing $650mm senior debt facility, and finance needs for its network deployment plan across Nigeria.
  • African Deal of The Year - 2014

    African Deal of the Year: Osun State Sukuk 2014
    Islamic Finance Awards

    FBN Capital was the joint issuing house in the 2013 in the Osun State Sukuk, African Deal of the year as recognized by Islamic Finance News.
  • Oil and Gas Deal of the Year - 2014

    Oil and Gas Deal of the Year Award: Accugas 2014
    Project Finance

    FBN Capital was recognized by Euromoney Project Finance for its role as Global Facility Coordinator and Financial Modeling Bank on the Accugas Limited US$ 225 million Project Finance Debt Facility. The firm also undertook the role of de-facto Financial Adviser to the Borrower, Accugas Limited (a wholly owned subsidiary of Seven Energy International Limited), while FirstBank of Nigeria Plc, UBA, FCMB and Stanbic IBTC, jointly acted as Mandated Lead Arrangers on the transaction to assist the company in structuring and raising US$ 225 million for its gas pipeline project.

 

2013

  • Best Local Investment Bank - 2013

    Best Local Investment Bank 2013
    World Finance Banking Awards

    FBN Capital was once again awarded Best Local Investment Bank in 2013 by EmeaFinance.
  • Best Investment Bank in Nigeria - 2013

    Best Investment Bank in Nigeria 2013
    Global Finance Magazine

    In 2013, FBN Capital was nominated the best Investment Bank in Nigeria by Global Finance Magazine. 
    This award shows we are committed to giving our clients the most innovative idea, while demonstrating unrivaled market expertise and reliable business values.
  • Best Investment Bank - 2013

    Best Investment Bank 2013
    World Finance Banking Awards

    FBN Nigeria, an affiliate of FBN Holdings, one of the most reputable financial groups in Africa, has become a key player in the local market. The bank’s market leader position has evolved as the investment landscape in Nigeria progresses and FBN Capital customers’ needs become more sophisticated.

 

2012

  • Best Debt House in Nigeria - 2012

    Best Debt House in Nigeria 2012
    EMEAFinance (Africa Banking Awards)

    FBN Capital has been recognized as the Best Debt House in Nigeria for the third year running. FBN Capital's important and consistent role in driving local debt markets has been recognised as particularly impressive. Currently an industry leader in deal origination, execution and distribution, FBN Capital has shown exceptional capabilities and strong expertise in providing intelligent financing solutions for clients.
  • Best Investment Bank in Nigeria - 2012

    Best Investment Bank in Nigeria 2012
    Global Finance Awards

    FBN Capital won the Best Investment Bank in Nigeria award from Global Finance Magazine in its "World's Best Investment Banks 2012 Awards". Global Finance recognized FBN Capital for its activeness in 2011, especially in the country's debt capital market. FBN Capital ranked 5th fifth and raised $43 million in two deals. FBN capital also acted as bookrunner on a $74 million investment - grade corporate bond issued by Lafarge Cement Wapco Nigeria.

 

2011

  • Best PPP Deal in Africa - 2011

    Best PPP Deal in Africa 2011
    EMEAFinance Awards

    The Best PPP deal in the EMEAFinance 2011 Project Finance awards went to the Deanshanger Projects' civil infrastructure PPP deal by FBN Capital.
    FBN Capital, as the sole arranger and facility agent of the engineering infrastructure project, the only PPP to close in Nigeria last year, attracted a N29.6bn (US$185mn) funding package from local institutions.
  • Best Local Currency Bond House - 2011

    Best Local Currency Bond House 2011
    EMEAFinance Debt Markets Awards

    FBN Capital won the award for the Best Local Currency Bond House in the 2011.
    FBN Capital, a dominant player in the country's busy local debt markets, worked on several big-ticket transactions, including a N25bn (US$158mn) issuance for Edo State in January; a N1.7trn issuance for the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria in April, the largest deal in the Nigerian capital markets; and a N13bn issuance for Benue State in June.
  • Best Debt House in Nigeria - 2011

    Best Debt House in Nigeria 2011
    EMEAFinance Awards

    FBN Capital won the award for the Best Debt House in Africa for the second year running in 2011. Currently an industry leader in deal origination, execution and distribution, FBN Capital has shown exceptional capabilities in the Debt Capital Market, and strong expertise in providing intelligent financing solutions for clients.

 

2010

  • Best Debt House in Nigeria - 2010

    Best Debt House in Nigeria 2010
    EMEAFinance

    FBN Capital won the award for the Best Debt House in Africa for the year 2010. This award was won as a result of proven leadership in its work on several standout transactions, including seven of the nine bond issuances in 2009 and 2010. FBN Capital was jointly appointed to advise the government on its proposed US$500m bond. Other recent deals concluded include acting as lead issuing house and joint issuing house for the Bayelsa State government's N50bn bond issuance and the N13.1bn Guaranty Trust Bank bond respectively.

 

2009

  • Best Bond in Africa - 2009

    Best Bond in Africa, Bayelsa State Government 2009
    EMEAFinance Awards

    FBN Capital, the Investment Banking and Asset Management subsidiary of First Bank of Nigeria Plc, has been awarded the 2009 Best Bond in Africa on Bayelsa State Government's N50bn issuance. FBN Capital has shown exceptional capabilities in the Debt Capital Market, and has strong expertise in providing intelligent financing solutions for clients. EMEAFinance award winners, having been carefully selected with exclusive insights into transactions from sponsors, financiers and advisers behind them, demonstrated just how much promise remains in the market.
  • Best IPO in Africa - 2009

    Best IPO in Africa Honeywell Flour Mills Plc 2009
    EMEAFinance Awards

    In 2009, FBN Capital won EMEAFinance's Achievement Award for the Best IPO in Africa.
    Currently an industry leader in deal origination, execution and distribution, FBN Capital has demonstrated market leadership capabilities in debt structuring, arranging and syndication. The company has successfully arranged and coordinated the financing of strategic infrastructure & PPP projects across Nigeria over the past 5 years, as well as advised on landmark transactions across several sectors of the Nigerian Economy.